General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 6, 2004


ROBERT M. LEVY is a Partner, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Harris Associates LP, a Chicago-based investment management firm founded in 1976. He is also a Portfolio Manager for both individual and institutional portfolios. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1972 and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1974. Mr. Levy has 28 years of investment experience and is a CFA charterholder. He currently serves as one of three members of both the Stock Selection Group (as Chairman) and the Pricing Committee, committees that, respectively, approve all investments and review buy/hold/sell ratings on all securities on the Harris Associates Approved List. Mr. Levy joined Harris Associates in 1985. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of Harris Associates and

your responsibilities there?

Mr. Levy: At Harris Associates, we manage approximately $53 billion,

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